UK lawmakers could vote on revised Brexit deal next week: Hammond
Written by Fox News on February 21, 2019
FILE PHOTO – Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond is seen outside Downing Street in London, Britain, February 13, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
February 21, 2019
LONDON (Reuters) – British lawmakers could be given a vote on a revised Brexit deal as early as next week, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Thursday.
When asked by the BBC what would happen next week, Hammond said: “There may be an opportunity to bring a vote back to the House of Commons – there may be an opportunity, but that will depend on the progress that is made in the next few days.”
Hammond said talks between Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commision President Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday had been good and constructive.
(Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge. Editing by Andrew MacAskill)